Making a dent in the cut off box

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Project by Schwieb posted 03-07-2011 03:31 AM 2722 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Getting around to posting things here is not my strong point, but I needed to show my LJ buddies that I really have been working. My wife Heidi has gotten us signed up to participate in a craft show on March 19th, so I have been busy between cleaning up planes by the Dennis Grosen method, making a few items that seem to sell well. Cutting boards are made from srips of essentially scrap material. There’s walnut, cherry, hickory, maple, oak, and pecan mixed in those boards of varying sizes. I still have a few more to glue up and finish yet. The rolling pins have a hickory barrel and the handles are either cherry or walnut. There are also a couple of bowls that I finished recently turned from camphor, cherry, and gum. I also made that coffee table/bench awhile back.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#1 posted 03-07-2011 03:53 AM

Nice pile of finished projects. I like the smaller cutting boards.
Good luck with the show. My wife and I are planning to try our hand in the fall, I need to get my own pile of projects.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#2 posted 03-07-2011 03:57 AM

thank you for the post…awesome motivation for us! Great work.

-- some day I hope to have enough clamps to need a clamp cart!

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#3 posted 03-07-2011 04:07 AM

can see you are a biy of an allrounder here, nice work should sell OK, :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#4 posted 03-07-2011 06:12 AM

Looks good! Care to share what you would sell these items for?

-- @craftcollectif ,,

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#5 posted 03-07-2011 09:27 AM

Very nice work. You should do well if people have any appreciation of good work. Do the handles on the rolling pins turn? I have made some and the handles were difficult to keep centered. Good luck and I’m glad you are on the opposite coast. You would be competition!!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#6 posted 03-07-2011 09:43 AM

hey busy bee don´t get stressed …... LOL
nice pile
I like the biggest bowl with the straight sides

thank´s for sharing Ken

take care

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#7 posted 03-07-2011 12:20 PM

All good stuff Doc. I hope you enjoy the craft show and sell a lot. It’s great to meet potential customers and the other participants, to get feedback and inspiration.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 03-07-2011 01:49 PM

Wouuu, you are busy my friend, I thought all your wonderful tools was collecting dust.
I have to try and turn some bowls, just need to steal a tree somewhere…
Looking good, you will be a millionare after that show.
Best of my smiles,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#9 posted 03-07-2011 03:31 PM

Very nice work…Hope you make a million.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 03-07-2011 10:37 PM

Hey Ken! You’ve been busy all right, the proof is before my eyes! I think those should sell well, nice boards. I know boards always sell, at least here by me. As long as the price is right. Biesemeyer fence, here we come!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#11 posted 03-10-2011 06:59 PM

Very impressive, you’ll make some money on that. The rolling pins will be a favorite at the show!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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